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Mount Gamalama, North Maluku
Gamalama Mount located in Ternate, North Maluku Province, Indonesia. Gamalama is one of the volcanoes in North Maluku Province. In addition to this mountain, there's Mount Gamkonora in West Halmahera District, Mount Ibu and Mount Dakona residing in North Halmahera District, and Mount Kiebesi in South Halmahera. Gamalama itself is located on the island of Ternate and has a height of about 1715 m ASL (above sea level).
Gamalama Mount, which is also often referred to as the peak of Ternate, is a stratovolkano, the volcano high and conical, composed of lava and volcanic ash that hardened. Mountain 11 km in diameter has a double crater lake and crater. Gamalama Mount, is also one of Indonesia's volcanoes are still active. As written in www.geocities.com, since the year 1538 AD to the present, has lava spouted Gamalama more than 70 times. Six of them, causing natural disasters, namely the years 1771-1772 that killed around 30 people, about 1,300 people died from storm surge caused by the eruption in the year 1775, and the eruption in 1962 claimed about five people. Last time, the mountain spewed his guts in the year 2003 but no casualties.
If you want to make a climb, climbing lines can be accessed from several nearby villages, such as the village of Moya, Malikurubu Village, and Village Akehuda. However, from these three villages, if you want to be the easiest ascent route through the Village of Mayo. Ternate in the community itself, there is a ritual surrounding Gamalama. In this ritual called Kololi Kie, Gamalama surrounding communities, as a prayer to invoke the safety and welfare of the people of Ternate. Additionally, Kololi Kie is also a ceremony of respect for the ancestors of Ternate. Kololi Kie itself, is held once a year, every April.
By the local community, Gamalama believed to have many sacred values. No wonder so many myths in circulation, and strengthen the sanctity of this mountain. For instance, local people are always advised on a team that plans to climb Mount Gamalama to have an even number of members. Before climbing too, as much as possible to pray, so do not experience barriers to travel.
Although impressed dangerous, but kept the charm Gamalama extraordinary beauty. So, no wonder if many of the explorers of nature that is excited to climb this mountain. Stretch of clove and nutmeg plantations, will accompany the climbers during the trip to the summit. Once on top of the mountain, the climbers can see Ternate Island landscape. Not only that, several other islands, such as Tidore Island, Halmahera Island, and Island Maitara, can be seen from here.
In addition to stunning scenery, hikers will also find unique places in these mountains. Among them is a stone fountain in the groove width of a large pan, which by local people called Abdas springs. It is said that this spring can cure various diseases. So, no wonder if the people of Ternate so hallowed this spring. Thus, there are certain rules to take water from springs Abdas, which should not be scrambled, and each person is only allowed to take one bottle.
In addition Abdas springs, other interesting places are the people of Ternate ancestral graves, hundreds of years old. Unknown, why these graves could be there at the peak of Mount Gamalama. But certainly, the people of Ternate very hallowed graves. Many people who climb Mount Gamalama Ternate for pilgrimage at the tomb of this ancestor.
Ternate town can be reached by aircraft or ships. If you want to use the aircraft, there are several airlines that have flights between Jakarta - Manado - Ternate, and Jakarta - Makassar - Ternate. If you want to use ships, PT. Pelni have walked the route once a week Ternate. From the center of Ternate, visitors can move on to the village Moya using public transport. This trip, takes about 30 minutes.
To climb Mount Gamalama visitors are not charged any fees. In the climbing route to the summit of Mount Gamalama, the climbers will see three headings that are often used as a resting place. In the village of Moya, there is only one small shop. Therefore, it is suggested to the climbers to complete the supplies sufficiently. In addition, if require lodging before or after climbing, tourists can easily obtain it in the center of Ternate.
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